Some current petitions:
Stop Congress from overturning important regulations on methane emissions
Sign the Sierra Club petition here: https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0067415&id=70131000001DrFNAA0&data=c441248ef363f69f583f8d976c2886b89da77aeb1f7f2aa854a68fd5297fd66bab5805853f64f25d927798f077e6fd4b&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sierraclub&utm_campaign=beyondoil
Tell Trump not to move forward on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines
Sign the Sierra Club petition here: https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0066424&id=70131000001DpG2AAK&data=c441248ef363f69f583f8d976c2886b89da77aeb1f7f2aa854a68fd5297fd66bab5805853f64f25d927798f077e6fd4b&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sierraclub&utm_campaign=beyondoil&utm_content=DAPLKXL
Tell Citibank to stop funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
Sign the Greenpeace petition here: https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2066&sp_ref=267976062.64.178157.e.0.2&s_src=sp_email
Help New Legislation to Increase Food Recovery in DC
Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill entitled “The Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2017“(http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/37273/B22-0072-Introduction.pdf). This bill includes several strategies for decreasing wasted food in the District, including:
1) Providing a tax credit for grocery stores, restaurants, and urban farms that donate healthy foods to charitable organizations;
2) Expanding liability protections for food donors that donate directly to individuals, and for non-profit organizations that charge a small fee to cover the handling and preparation of food donations;
3) Requiring DOH to only require date labels on food products where there is an increased safety risk related to when the date passes; and
4) Requiring DOH and the Office of Waste Diversion (in DPW) to develop a food donation guide, including safety regulations, best practices, and a list of organizations that accept donated food. DOH will also have to train health inspectors on the information in the guide.
The bill was referred to the Health Committee and the Finance Committee. If you want to voice support for the bill or suggest amendments please email the council members and staff listed on the:
Committee on Health: http://dccouncil.us/committees/committee-on-health
Committee on Finance and Revenue: http://dccouncil.us/committees/committee-on-finance-and-revenue
(click on their names to send a direct email)
Sign Petition to Stop Maryland Retailers from selling Bee-Killing plants!
Tell Maryland’s Ace Hardware and other retailers if they want to keep their customers, they need to stop selling plants treated with bee-killing pesticides.
Other Ways to Take Action!
If you want to sign petitions and/or participate in marches, rallies or other public demonstrations, you can sign up for alerts from several great organizations:
This international organization, which works on climate change and climate justice, has a DC chapter. You can sign up to get emails from 350.org by going to this page: https://350.org/, putting in your email address and clicking on “JOIN IN.”
The Sierra Club has a DC chapter that you can access here: http://dc.sierraclub.org/. They have several committees, including a Clean Energy Committee, an Environmental Justice Committee and a Zero Waste Committee. To sign up for their email alerts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description from their website: Greenpeace Greenwire is a place where people like you connect with other volunteers, activists, and groups working on environmental campaigns all across the country. This is your meeting place to start groups, host events, run campaigns, share photos and videos, and join with other interested activists eager to help.
To sign up go to https://greenwire.greenpeace.org/usa/en/ and click “Sign Up.”
To get email updates go to the home page at http://www.foe.org/, fill in your name and email address and click “Submit.”
Description from their website: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.
To sign up for email updates fill out the form here: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7823.
To get email updates from Green Neighbors go to our home page and click on “Listserve sign-up!” in the upper right-hand corner.